Children: Public Law Update (April 2013)

18th April 2013


John Tughan KC

John Tughan, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, examines two important recent judgments: the Supreme Court’s decision in J (Children) and the Court of Appeal’s in M (A Child).

In this update I will cover two recent cases, both of them of particular importance to practitioners.

The first is Re J (Children) and this is important for the review of the law relating to the threshold criteria undertaken by the Supreme Court.  The second is Re M (A Child) which relates to the Article 6 rights of parties to proceedings, in this case whether the special measures put in place were sufficient to protect a father’s right to a fair trial in light of his functioning difficulties.

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John Tughan KC